Mark Giordano was the unluckiest Flame this season

This was an odd season across the NHL, but perhaps none more so than for the Calgary Flames, who struggled with consistency and issues both on and off the ice. Even through the playoffs, the Flames struggled to get their top players going, while their depth players were scoring at a breakneck pace. One player … Continue reading Mark Giordano was the unluckiest Flame this season

Will they stay or will they go? A look at the Calgary Flames’ expiring contracts

Unlike the last few seasons, none of the Calgary Flames' top four or five skaters are up for major contracts. However, the team will have to retool their defense going into next season, and will have to make some key decisions regarding their depth. Let's take a look at who will be looking for a … Continue reading Will they stay or will they go? A look at the Calgary Flames’ expiring contracts

Recapping the news and notes from the Flames ‘virtual’ locker cleanout

After being eliminated in six games on Thursday evening to the Dallas Stars, the Flames were finally back in action. That is of course on the annual "locker cleanout" or "garbage bag day" that the Flames hosted virtually this year due to obvious reasons. There were lots of important topics covered by a wide range … Continue reading Recapping the news and notes from the Flames ‘virtual’ locker cleanout

Sunday Census: Wrapping up the good and the bad of the playoffs

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! The … Continue reading Sunday Census: Wrapping up the good and the bad of the playoffs

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 14: Noah Hanifin #55 of the Calgary Flames and Tyler Seguin #91 of the Dallas Stars vie for position in front of goaltender Cam Talbot #39 of the Calgary Flames in the first period of Game Three of the Western Conference First Round of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff between the Dallas Stars and the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place on August 14, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

Cam Talbot was the Flames’ best playoff goalie since 2004

For two years in a row now, the Calgary Flames have been on the wrong end of pulling ahead in a series just to let their opponent flip the script and control the remainder of the series. The Flames have blown various leads in the playoffs lately, whether in a series or in-game, but perhaps … Continue reading Cam Talbot was the Flames’ best playoff goalie since 2004

About Last Night Round 1 Game 6: Flames blow 3-0 lead to lose series

It was the best start the Flames have had in any game in the bubble. Facing elimination, they came out absolutely flying. They took advantage of a shaky Anton Khudobin and put three goals past the Dallas goaltender in the first 6:34 of the game. Andrew Mangiapane led the charge with a slick tip-in goal, … Continue reading About Last Night Round 1 Game 6: Flames blow 3-0 lead to lose series

EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 18: Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames celebrates scoring against the Dallas Stars with Noah Hanifin #55 and Erik Gustafsson #56 during the first period of Game Five of the Western Conference First Round of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff at Rogers Place on August 18, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

How Erik Gustafsson is helping the Calgary power play

One of the biggest Calgary Flames adjustments to their lineup was adding defensemen Erik Gustafsson at the trade deadline. Gustafsson is a smooth skating defensemen with great puck moving skills, and he has been a stalwart in the line up ever since. His numbers at even strength are solid but unspectacular: in 7 regular season … Continue reading How Erik Gustafsson is helping the Calgary power play

About Last Night Round 1 Game 5: Flames slow start burns them as Stars take 3-2 lead

Another day, another game where the Flames did not start on time. They came out very flat, and the Stars most certainly did not. At the tail end of a four on four, the Stars made a play up ice and as the Flames went to the man-advantage, Jamie Benn took a pass from Tyler … Continue reading About Last Night Round 1 Game 5: Flames slow start burns them as Stars take 3-2 lead

Breaking down Mark Giordano’s struggles in the 2020 Playoffs

After a back and forth affair on Sunday afternoon, the Flames now find themselves tied at two games a piece in their Round 1 series against the Dallas Stars. It's been quite the roller coaster ride for the team in the four games played, and it's safe to say that there are still many areas … Continue reading Breaking down Mark Giordano’s struggles in the 2020 Playoffs

About Last Night Playoff Round 1 Game 4: Special Teams Not Enough For Flames, Stars Even the Series.

Opportunistic special teams play was almost enough, but the Flames couldn't hang on long enough to secure the victory. Joe Pavelski opened the scoring late in the first, but was answered quickly by Johnny Gaudreau on the power play. The two teams then traded goals. Pavelski scored on a bullet shot on a two on … Continue reading About Last Night Playoff Round 1 Game 4: Special Teams Not Enough For Flames, Stars Even the Series.